KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Association of Tour and Travel Agents (SATTA) will forge a closer rapport with the Tourism Administration of Guizhou Province in China to promote the tourism sector of both sides.
SATTA president Dato’ Seri Winston Liaw, said both Sabah and Guizhou have its own unique selling point and attraction that tourists could sample and experience.
“Guizhou is an inner province in China so obviously they don’t have the seas or coastal areas like what we have in Sabah. To them the seas is something unique because they seldom have the opportunity to see in China like what we have in Kota Kinabalu, for instance the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park which is just about 15 minute boat ride from the city,” said Winston after returning from an eight-day study tour to Guizhou Province on March 17-24.
He said travelling to Guizhou is convenient now because AirAsia had a daily schedule flights from Kota Kinabalu to Guangzhou and Shenzhen before tourists continue their journey via high speed train which only take five hours to arrive at the destination.
“Sabah tourists holidaying in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province will be taken to see their land of a thousand waterfalls, a sea of mountains, green karst landscape, a cultural banquet in the mountains, food, among others,” Winston said, adding that the province also have its own annual tourism calendar events and the dragon race festival on May 25 every year are among the unique ones as the race are done in a standing position on a single log.